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What the whiplash proposals really mean for insurers

David Johnson on dealing with litigants in person, whiplash fraud and a potentially shrinking claimant legal services market

In the 12 years since 2005, the number of personal injury claims in England and Wales has risen by more than 67%, from 460,000 to 770,000...…

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Government should settle discount rate between 0-1%, say claims managers

A poll conducted by BLM has found that UK claims managers want an increase in the contentious rate to between 0-1%.

In a survey carried out as part of a webinar hosted by the defendant law firm, nearly two thirds of claims managers and insurers said...…

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Peers debate discount rate

Peers questioned the Government’s decision to change the discount rate earlier this year during a debate on a “motion to regret” the...

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Injury lawyer details for Joanna Gatehouse

Joanna is a Partner at Dutton Gregory and head of the Personal Injury Department.

Injury lawyer details for Joanna Gatehouse Tel: 01202 315 005 j.gatehouse@duttongregory.co.uk Accidents at work Armed...…

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Accommodation claims: APIL needs your help

Very interesting - Interest-only mortgage options for injured claimants who need to purchase a new home as a result of their injuries,...

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'Mind-blowing' cows hold clue to beating HIV

This research shows really promising results that could help prevent HIV infection in the future.

Cows have shown an "insane" and "mind-blowing" ability to tackle HIV which will help develop a vaccine, say US researchers. In a first...…

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Likely date revealed for discount rate decision

Personal injury lawyers are likely to find out next month whether the government is minded to revise the discount rate applied to damages...

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Peers to debate discount rate

APIL has briefed peers ahead of a debate on the discount rate which is being held next week in the House of Lords.

Conservative peer Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts has tabled a “motion to regret” the statutory instrument which adjusted the discount...…

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PI reform: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Qamar Anwar on the new proposed PI sector reforms and how the Government could ensure that insurers pass on a £35 insurance bill saving...

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APIL President challenges Daily Mail report

APIL’s president has responded to a Daily Mail article today claiming that “huge compensation payouts for road accidents are causing...

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Government refuses to commit to call and text ban

Peers have criticised the Government for failing to include a ban on cold calling in the Financial Guidance and Claims Bill.

Work and pensions minister Baroness Buscombe, however, refused to commit to any ban during a House of Lords debate on the Bill yesterday...…

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